Assessing the Need of Adaptive Changes for Emerging NORCs in Urban India

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Title Assessing the Need of Adaptive Changes for Emerging NORCs in Urban India
 
Creator SUTAPA DAS
MOUSUMI GUPTA
SHIVASHISH BOSE
 
Subject Aging of population
Urban India
NORC
Adaptive Changes
Elderly Housing
Barrier-free
 
Description Due to population ageing, today’s high-rise apartments in Indian cities, which are currently mainly owned by young professionals, will turn into naturally occurring retirement communities (NORCs) in near future. Though many urban housing complexes of 1970s and 1980s are already serving as NORCs, the term is comparatively new to Indian housing research. This huge existing housing stock is inadequate for special gerontological needs of the elderly, who are fragile and socially vulnerable. Informal opinion of common people revealed that holistic requirement for elderly in housing is still grossly confused with vertical transport, i.e., elevators, and little attention is paid to other architectural features. As part of an ongoing doctoral study, a detailed literature review was undertaken on the vulnerability profile of Indian urban elderly in the context of special requirements of barrier-free housing. This article aims to establish the urgent need to assess the adaptive potential of existing housing communities serving as NORCs in Indian cities, such that new housing in the future can be planned with flexible approach.
 
Publisher Chitkara University Publications
 
Date 2016-07-04
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://cs.chitkara.edu.in/index.php/cs/article/view/129
10.15415/cs.2016.41007
 
Source Creative Space; Vol 4 No 1 (2016): Transformation, Reuse & Rehabilitation; 115-132
2321-7154
2321-3892
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://cs.chitkara.edu.in/index.php/cs/article/view/129/113
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2016 SUTAPA DAS, MOUSUMI GUPTA & SHIVASHISH BOSE
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
 

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